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Supporting our schools

October 30, 2011 Earlier this month a group of community leaders and volunteers gathered in Marshalltown’s council chambers. more »»

Why it’s Iowa’s Best Family Fall Festival

September 18, 2011 There’s a reason that Marshalltown’s Oktemberfest is dubbed Iowa’s Best Family Fall Festival — because it is. more »»

One organization, 24 reasons to give

September 4, 2011 In Marshall County a family, struggling with personal crisis, has started on the road to recovery at the Salvation Army. more »»

One more back-to-school item: Talk to your kids about bullying

August 21, 2011 Somewhere in Marshalltown there is a boy who is dreading the first day of school. It’s not that he doesn’t like learning. If going to school was just about the curriculum, he might get better grade. more »»

City should approve Social Host Ordinance

August 18, 2011 The Marshalltown Police Department has introduced a proposed ordinance that would make hosts of underage drinking parties responsible for their actions. more »»

For every story there’s a helping hand

July 14, 2011 If there is one thing we’ve learned from Monday’s disastrous storm it’s that everyone has a story. And for every story, there’s a helping hand. more »»

Marshalltown’s Skatepark needs support

July 2, 2011 Last Saturday Marshalltown’s Parks and Recreation department held a fund raising event for the Marshalltown Skatepark. more »»

A bold vision for education

June 19, 2011 Education was the centerpiece of the annual meeting of the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce this week. more »»

Extreme underage drinking

June 12, 2011 While it’s no secret that teens experiment with alcohol, a growing national trend shows teens — some as early as junior high school — are engaging in extreme underage drinkin. more »»

On Memorial Day, remember our soldiers

May 28, 2011 Three day weekend! The start of summer vacation! Let’s party! This Memorial Day weekend many of us will enjoy the luxuries of time off, travel and spending time with famil. more »»

Wake up calls illustrate effort to think outside the box

May 17, 2011 At first glance, the new wake up call program MHS will implement to get tardy students to class looks like the interworkings of a Hilton. more »»

Pitching in

April 29, 2011 On Sunday the Marshalltown Central Business District will hold its annual downtown clean-up in preparation of the many activities planned on our Main Street this spring and summer. more »»

Week of the Young Child

April 11, 2011 Many of us have special memories of childhood. more »»

A long, indefinite path to U.S. citizenship

March 30, 2011 As Martha Garcia tells her story, she does so with a smile that reflects six years of gratitude for her U.S. citizenshi. more »»

The Japanese need our help

March 17, 2011 For years, we’ve all heard about the “Big One.” The earthquake that is supposed to strike in Southern California at some point in the near future. more »»

Honor Buckles and all WW I veterans

March 3, 2011 More than 4.7 million Americans served in uniform during World War I. Now, they are all gone. The last, Frank Buckles, died this week at 110 years of age. more »»

Beautiful blossoms deserve our bucks

February 25, 2011 For the past 10 years downtown Marshalltown has been enhanced by the beauty of hanging floral baskets on Main Street. more »»

Marshalltown needs Lennox

February 12, 2011 It’s apparent that these are uncertain times. They are for many of us. But for Marshalltown, the strain of a union contract negotiation has made us pause. more »»

For our safety and well being

January 29, 2011 The routine of the Marshalltown Fire Department appears to be pretty standard — responding to medical calls, smoke detector activations and alarm systems. However, this is just at a glance. more »»

Leaving a footprint

January 15, 2011 Henry Anson. Dave Lennox. Paul Norris. These are key names in Marshalltown — names that remind us of our past and where we come from. more »»



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